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By adamg - 3/3/16 - 12:48 pm
Ghostbusters scene shot in Boston Chinatown?

Chinatown losing phone service due to slime in the switching station at Harrison and Essex.

The Ghostbusters trailer is out, and, sure, it opens with scenes of Manhattan, but we all know better, right?

Take, for example, the scene that shows one of the protagonists thrown out a window of the second floor of a Chinese restaurant that's really Kaze Shabu Shabu, also at Harrison and Essex (note the addition of a couple of Manhattan water tanks and what appears to be the New York City Municipal Building): Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/15 - 1:04 pm
White movie related blobby things in downtown Boston

RoadTripNE spotted these large white blobby things, wondered if that meant the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was about to assemble and destroy Faux New York down in the Financial District.

Alas, Robert Caplis reports, there's a more prosaic reason behind the things: Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/15 - 3:45 pm
Ghostbusters subway entrance in Boston

David Schachner marveled at the new subway entrance in front of 125 High St. today - but wondered who ya gonna call to find out when it opens to the public.

What if?

By adamg - 7/9/15 - 12:10 pm

UPDATE: The woman who was pushed died this afternoon, the DA's office reports.

Tajanetta Downing, 24, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail today at her arraignment on charges she pushed an elderly woman to the ground in Chinatown, "causing a serious head injury to the victim," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/8/15 - 12:45 pm
Ghostbusters scene on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown

Craig Caplan caught a bit of the movie magic on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown today - such as making the normally soulless Verizon fortress look like it actually has something to do with the rest of Chinatown.

Riptor wonders: Who ya gonna call? Read more:

By adamg - 7/7/15 - 4:25 pm
Japanese hot-pot place becomes Hong Kong restaurant for movie in Boston's Chinatown

What happened to the Japanese hot-pot place that used to be here?

So they're filming the Ghostbusters remake in Boston, which, of course, has to stand in for New York, because, well, that's what the Keymaster demands or something. Today, a half block of Harrison Avenue at Essex was made more Chinatownier for the movie.

The old Verizon switching station was livened up with Chinese banners (as was the newer and uglier Verizon switching station next door): Read more.

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